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First SilverBACKs in Europe

8 September 2012
First SilverBACKs in Europe

MultiDyne’s SilverBACK-II camera mounted fibre transport technology has been deployed by German system integrator Broadcast Solutions for use in one of its new OB vans, which is on show for the first time at IBC. “These two SilverBACK-II units are the first to be installed in Europe”, said MultiDyne president Frank Jachetta. “The product started shipping last week. Basically, it allows broadcasters to take a camera, even of a lesser scale, and give it the transport features that often aren’t part of it, so all the signals go through one fibre from camera to truck.” The SilverBACK-II is a battery-powered fibre transport system for transmitting all camera signals, including SDI video, audio, control data, GPIOs and tally, from a compact case. It allows camera operators to extend the distance between the camera and the OB truck to transport SDI video up to 3G HD-SDI uncompressed with embedded or separate programme audio. “This is a small van which can carry up to four people on a normal driving licence,” said Laurent Schiltz, senior project manager at Broadcast Solutions. “It comes with two cameras with Multidyne adapters. It’s a very cost-effective system and the service is very good. It’s particularly good for integration in a van of this size.” – Monica Heck9.A06/OE102

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